Women take lead - Females to head three of Ja’s larger Christian denominations

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For decades, women have outnumbered men in the pews of most Jamaican churches, but the top echelons of the local Christian community have remained the sole domain of the males. Not anymore.When the Reverend Karen Kirlew takes office as the first…

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Second chance for teens - Diversion programme keeping children who experiment with sex out of custody

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More than 200 children who have committed sexual offences in the past two years have been spared criminal charges as a result of a diversion programme that was introduced by the Ministry of Justice.According to police records, 104 adolescents were…

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‘He should get more’ - Survivors of deadly attack at Moncrieffe’s Patio Shop disappointed that killer could be back on the road in 15 years

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The scars across 20-year-old Jadene Wilson’s body are like magnets, attracting questions that force her to reflect on the March 24, 2017 bloody rampage at Moncrieffe’s Patio Shop on Old Hope Road in St Andrew.Justice Martin Gayle last Thursday…

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US preacher blasts J’can churches for elevating female leaders

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United States Baptist minister Steven Anderson has blasted Jamaican male preachers for allowing women to move into leadership positions in some local churches.The Reverend Karen Kirlew will be sworn in as the president of the Jamaica Baptist Union (…

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Closing in on corrupt cops | Shoddy investigations allow the guilty to walk free

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Head of the Court of Enquiry in the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), Superintendent Gladys Brown-Ellis, has expressed concern about what the “shoddy investigations” coming to her office regarding suspected breaches by members of the force.The Court…

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Closing in on corrupt cops | Internal investigations body wants more teeth

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Assistant Commissioner of Police Assan Thompson, who heads the branch of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) mandated to investigate internal disciplinary matters, wants more authority to move after corrupt cops.Thompson last week argued that the…

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Uncivil behaviour causing senseless slaughter - Rev Dick

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Outgoing president of the Jamaica Baptist Union (JBU), the Reverend Dr Devon Dick, has again decried the high levels of lawlessness and social disorder in the island.According to Dick, there is rank incivility among Jamaicans that includes rudeness…

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Thieves target NCU - Students beg for more protection from the police

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The violence in August Town, St Andrew, has left students at the University of the West Indies Mona campus and the University of Technology in fear, even though they know they are not the targets of the criminals.In Mandeville, Manchester, students…

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Education Minister Highlights Need for Skills Training

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Hail a hero! - Floral tribute marks 134th anniversary of Bustamante’s birth

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Members of the political directorate, trade unions and civil society yesterday took time out to hail National Hero Sir Alexander Bustamante on the 134th anniversary of his birth.In leading the tributes, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and…

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